$1.8M of pot plants seized from South Bay shop

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NATIONAL CITY, Calif. - Federal and local law officers seized about 300 marijuana plants worth $1.8 million and made one arrest at an auto shop in National City Thursday.

Jacob Powell, 35, of Spring Valley, was taken into custody during the late-morning raid by the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration in the 2100 block of Wilson Avenue in National City, DEA spokeswoman Amy Roderick said. The nature of Powell's alleged involvement in the illicit cannabis operation was not immediately clear.

Officers remained at the site gathering evidence into the afternoon, according to Roderick.

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